There is zero need for anybody to focus on anything but Power, Precision and +Critical Damage. More Vitality and Toughness just means that you need a larger health pool and more defense because you're getting hit too often. The same can be said about Healing Power. A skilledd player doesn't need any of these stats as they've learned when to dodge and how to position themselves. If you rely only on defense it means that you should learn how to play properly.
I am with Jason Seven in this one.
Anyone who feels a need to stack any sort of defensive stats in PvE just needs to learn to play. It has been proven time and time again that glass cannon is the best and most viable way to build a character assuming that you are a good player. On the flip side, anyone who suggests stacking defensive stats, save for a few very specialized builds, just aren't any good at the game, and thus really aren't people you should be taking advice from.
What class do you play in high level fractals?
Surely at least one party member built with a decent amount of vit and/or tough would be beneficial to the party?
I'm only fractal level 6 (hah) so sorry for not knowing any better but from what I hear,all it takes is one mistake and your downed. Wouldn't you rather have that one guy come in and save anyone who does this one mistake?
1. Don't make mistakes.
2. There are other ways to fix mistakes than just "tanking" it. Shadow Refuge, Sanctuary, Mist Form Res, War Banner. Just use your head. But to be honest, this is the biggest difference between a good player and a bad one. How well they know and understand their skills and the game and and how well they use their skills in the game.
The other alternative is to kill a mob, which, if all players are high damage, would be faster anyway.
Edited by Reikou, 20 December 2012 - 02:22 AM.